International Students


Idyllwild Arts Academy is a residential high school that is global by design and proud to welcome students from all over the world. Almost half of our students are international, and although they hail from more than 30 different countries, all of them are united by their passion for artistic excellence and thrive in our welcoming, inviting and supportive community.

We know that the choice to go abroad for high school is a brave one. Most of our international students may know very little about American education and culture, and often a visit to our campus is unrealistic given the distance. We are here to help these students understand our campus, our culture, our curriculum, and our unique location so that they can make an informed decision about whether Idyllwild Arts Academy is a good fit.

English Language Learners & Art Intensive Summer Workshop
Idyllwild Arts Academy Chinese Student Experience (in Mandarin)
Idyllwild Arts College Prep – Chinese Student Experience (in Mandarin)
Idyllwild Arts Campus Safety – Chinese Student Experience (in Mandarin)

About Idyllwild Arts Academy

Idyllwild Arts Academy is the country’s premiere, internationally-acclaimed residential arts high school (9th-12th; PG) which provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted, talented, young artists.

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s students pursue artistic excellence in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Fashion Design, Film & Digital Media, and InterArts. Graduates of Idyllwild Arts Academy currently excel in every professional field including Broadway theater, primetime television, classical and jazz music, motion pictures, graphic design, photography and many have excelled in engineering, science, and technology.

There is no doubt that our unique, compelling and engaging “STEAM” curriculum that emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics produces outstanding thinkers, creators, artists, and innovators.